"A career military officer, Chávez founded the left-wing Fifth Republic Movement after orchestrating a failed 1992 coup d'état against former President Carlos Andrés Pérez. Chávez was elected President in 1998 with a campaign centering on promises of aiding Venezuela's poor majority, and was reelected in 2000 and in 2006. Domestically, Chávez has launched Bolivarian Missions, whose goals are to combat disease, illiteracy, malnutrition, poverty, and other social ills. Abroad, Chávez has acted against the Washington Consensus by supporting alternative models of economic development, and has advocated cooperation among the world's poor nations, especially those in Latin America.
Chávez's reforms have evoked controversy in Venezuela and abroad, receiving both vehement criticism and enthusiastic support. Some foreign governments, especially the government of the United States, view Chávez as a threat to democracy in Latin America even though he was elected of the people, by the people and for the people of Venezuela. Others sympathize with his ideology or welcome his bilateral trade and reciprocal aid agreements. In 2005 and 2006 he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Hugo Chavez's Greatest Hits
For some overseas news, Venezuela's President Chavez continuous to hug the limelight because of his spat with the king of Spain. Where King Juan Carlos angrily said to his face, "SHUT UP!"
So who is Hugo Chavez? Here's what Wikipedia has to say about him:
And here's a video compilation of his moments in the limelight:
GOOD DAY, EVERYONE!